Structural Engineers Association of Alabama






Upcoming events

    • April 26, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Pelham Civic Center
    Register

     SEAoAL Spring Seminar 2018 

    Alternate Means & Methods &

    Dynamic Analysis of Structures

    7 PDHs (AL/FL approved)

     

    SEMINAR LOCATION 
    Pelham Civic Center
    500 Amphitheater Rd,

    Pelham, AL 35124

    (205) 620-6448

    Seminar includes Presentation Binder
    plus 
    Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks 


    Seminar is a total of 7 PDH's


    SCHEDULE

    8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.

    Registration

    Morning Session

    Alternate Means and Methods: Practical Applications to Engineering Design

    12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

    Afternoon Session

    Dynamic Analysis of Structures (ends at 4:30)


    Our Speaker is Dr. Timothy Mays, Ph.D., P.E.

    Timothy Wayne Mays, Ph.D., P.E. is President of SE/ES and a Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dr. Mays previously served as Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Associations of South Carolina and North Carolina.  He currently serves as NCSEA Publications Committee Chairman.  He has received three national teaching awards (ASCE, NSPE, and NCSEA) and both national (NSF) and regional (ASEE) awards for outstanding research.  He is the recipient of the 2009 NCSEA Service Award.  He is a prolific speaker who participates in code development and his areas of expertise are code applications, structural design, seismic design, steel connections, structural dynamics, and civil engineering aspects of anti-terrorism. 


    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Alternate Means & Methods

    Unfortunately, some of the most important yet commonly disregarded sections of the building and residential codes in the United States are those dealing with alternate means and methods (AM&M) in regards to materials and design approaches.  These provisions are intended to allow the use of new materials, advanced technology, and design approaches that result in code compliant designs that may not meet the prescriptive requirements in the codes.  AM&M designs often offer significant construction cost savings to the client while resulting in a final design that that better meets the intent of the code’s prescriptive design philosophy.  Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Alternate Means and Methods: Practical Applications to Engineering Design is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified to extremely detailed applications of alternate means and methods to the design of structural systems.  The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical, fully worked out, design examples. 

     

    This course is a one of a kind introduction to the alternate means and methods process as stipulated in the 2015/2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015/2018 International Residential Code (IRC).  The course begins with a detailed overview of the alternate means and methods provisions, the rationale for their use, and current practice as utilized in the United States.  Problems inherent with the prescriptive nature of the IBC and the IRC are discussed (with examples) and the need for a performance based approach is argued.  Example applications included in this course include: designing lateral force resisting systems not listed in the code, justifying that prescriptive code provisions can be neglected in certain applications, using design approaches not presented in the code and its referenced standards, using new materials not listed in the code, and performance based design for fire.  Each design example includes an overview of applicable code provisions, a discussion of appropriate analysis and design requirements, determination of key system demands, and design of select example elements contained in the building’s load path.

     

    Dynamic Analysis of Structure

    Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Practical Applications of Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified to extremely detailed applications of structural dynamics to the design of structural systems including but not limited to buildings, bridges, marine structures, foundation systems, antiterrorism systems, and even retrofitting structures to reduce vibrations.  The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical design examples.  All relevant code provisions (e.g., 2015 IBC, 2014 AASHTO, 2017 MOTEMS) for applying the approaches used in the guide are fully presented in the guide.  Simplified design aids are also included in the publication. Part I of the course provides a detailed overview of structural dynamics as needed to fully understand the material presented in the book and to make the remaining portions of the course very easy for the attendee to follow.  Part II of the course presents simplified, yet code compliant, applications of structural dynamics to the design of marine structures and other structures where impact is the prime concern. Part III moves into the world of linear and nonlinear analysis and the design of structural systems for blast loads.  A comparison of example problem results for nonlinear static versus traditional dynamic methods used by engineers is also presented in this section.  Part IV covers all remaining topics to include, but not limited to, floor vibrations, structural system vibrations, and soil structure interaction with an emphasis on preventing damage from pile driving.

     

    At the Seminar, Attendees will receive a DISCOUNT on Tim Mays Books, Books must be ordered at time of seminar registration, or PRIOR to seminar.


    TIM MAYS BOOKS

    SEAoAL Seminar Price $64

    Tim Mays BOOKS!

    “Alternate Means & Methods”

    “Dynamic Analyis of Structures”

    Discounted Price for SEA Engineers

    Only $64.00—Regular Price $89.00!

    Unfortunately, some of the most important yet commonly disregarded sections of the building and residential codes in the United States are those dealing with alternate means and methods (AM&M) in regards to materials and design approaches.  These provisions are intended to allow the use of new materials, advanced technology, and design approaches that result in code compliant designs that may not meet the prescriptive requirements in the codes.  AM&M designs often offer significant construction cost savings to the client while resulting in a final design that that better meets the intent of the code’s prescriptive design philosophy. 

    Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Practical Applications of Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified to extremely detailed applications of structural dynamics to the design of structural systems including but not limited to buildings, bridges, marine structures, foundation systems, antiterrorism systems, and even retrofitting structures to reduce vibrations. The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical design examples. 

    Click here for a Registration Form:
    2018 Spring Seminar Registration Form.pdf

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Past events

December 05, 2017 SEAoAL Winter Seminar: Wind, Seismic, & Software
August 03, 2017 2017 SEAoAL 7th Annual Conference & XPO: It's All About CONCRETE (6.5 PDH)
March 23, 2017 SEAoAL Spring Seminar: Design of Masonry Structures
February 22, 2017 SOLD OUT: The Philosophy of Engineering for the Burj Khalifa, the World's Tallest Structure
December 06, 2016 ICRI Gulf South Chapter & SEAoAL Conference & EXPO: Concrete Restoration and Repair
August 18, 2016 2016 SEAoAL 6th Annual Conference & XPO
November 12, 2015 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
August 27, 2015 SEAoAL 5th Annual State Conference & XPO
March 24, 2015 SEAoAL Spring Seminar
November 10, 2014 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
September 09, 2014 AEC MEGA GROUP
August 28, 2014 SEAoAL 4th Annual State Conference & XPO
July 31, 2014 Young Constructors Forum of Alabama
June 05, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
June 05, 2014 AIA+SEA Disaster Assistance Training Session
June 03, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
May 20, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
April 08, 2014 Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects
December 04, 2013 Masonry Seminar (6.5 PDHs - Florida Approved)
August 27, 2013 3rd Annual State Conference & Expo
August 20, 2013 BIM for Small Projects - SEAoAL & AIA Birmingham Joint Meeting (1 PDH)
May 21, 2013 Framing & Fish Fry - AIA Birmingham and SEAoAL Joint Meeting
April 03, 2013 Dr. Michel Bruneau - AISC T.R. Higgins Lecture (Lunch and Learn)
March 18, 2013 Spring Seminar with Dr. Timothy Mays : Serviceability of Building Systems, Design of Foundation Systems and Slabs on Ground
March 14, 2013 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Conservatory Tour
January 10, 2013 Young Member Lunch & Learn
December 11, 2012 Winter Seminar - Wind Design & Structural Steel Design
August 21, 2012 2nd Annual State Conference & Expo
July 10, 2012 Lunch & Learn
March 08, 2012 Structural Steel Connection Design
February 21, 2012 Networking Luncheon
November 08, 2011 Disaster Recovery Seminar ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods and ATC-20 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Earthquakes
October 11, 2011 SEAoAL Younger Member Group Lunch and Learn
September 23, 2011 Steel Day
August 23, 2011 SEAoAL Annual State Conference & Expo

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